Neonatal early-onset sepsis calculator

Access the calculator here: https://neonatalsepsiscalculator.kaiserpermanente.org/

By Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.

Publication by JAMA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=28241253

Outcomes:

  • fewer antibiotics for babies
  • reduced reliance on CRP (which has ~75% sensitivity, ~85% sensitivity).

Risks:

  • Risk of delayed treatment
  • Unsure of validity in maternal chorioamnionitis.

Is the baby unwell or not? Here are the guidelines from Kaiser Permanente

The rate of sepsis quoted by NETs handbook is 1-8/1000.

Not to be used if <34/40.

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